We Blame Harry Styles

We Blame Harry Styles

We Blame Harry Styles is a podcast dedicated to the work of musician, model, and actor Harry Styles. It is hosted by Gray (he/him) and Key (he/they). This podcast is unofficial, commentary-based, and unaffiliated with Harry Styles or any of his collaborators. read less
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Don't Worry Darling
12-11-2022
Don't Worry Darling
In episode 29 hosts Key (he/they) and Gray (he/him) discuss Harry’s first film release of 2022 - Don’t Worry Darling.  They begin by touching on the news (2:05), which mostly consists of reflecting on Harry’s stratospheric success in the summer and fall of this year.  Then, Key and Gray start off the main discussion by summarizing the film and describing their viewing experiences (16:00). They give their non-spoiler review (21:17), at which point those who have not seen the movie may want to leave because it’s about to get SPOILERY in here.  In the spoiler review, Key and Gray go into greater detail about what worked and didn’t work for them about Don’t Worry Darling (including engaging in a little lighthearted nitpicking of the third act twist of the film- 42:53). They talk about some Harry-related film trivia (53:34) before diving into the themes of the film (1:03:00).   Following this, the cohosts play a little game called “Categories” feat. questions like “Did Harry chew tf out of that bread?” (1:30:16) Then they talk about how this film was intended to mesh with and reflect on his career (1:43:00) and how it was actually received. Key and Gray wrap up the conversation by pondering the long-term impact of both Don’t Worry Darling and the media furor surrounding the film (1:54:45). They end the show with a chat about some non-Harry things that have brought them joy recently (2:03:21).  Email us at weblameharrystyles@gmail.com  Follow us on twitter @harrystylespod  Follow us on tumblr harrystylespod.tumblr.com  __ Sources:  Olivia’s Wilde Ride: Directing ‘Don’t Worry Darling,’ Making Harry Styles a Movie Star and Being ‘Blown the F— Away’ by Florence Pugh Olivia Wilde Is Living Her Best Life Olivia Wilde on Don’t Worry Darling, “Baseless Rumors”—And Everything Else   Olivia Wilde Needs to Be in Charge   Nick Kroll says kiss with Harry Styles in Don't Worry Darling was completely improvised   How Harry Styles Became the World’s Most Wanted Man Why ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ chose Palm Springs as the setting for its hedonistic mystery world   We Pull Back the Curtain on Don't Worry Darling's Exceptional Costume Design    Olivia Wilde Breaks Down 'Don't Worry Darling' Dinner Party Scene | Vanity Fair https://variety.com/2022/artisans/news/dont-worry-darling-harry-styles-creepy-makeover-wig-acne-1235383637/ https://www.indiewire.com/2022/09/dont-worry-darling-production-design-palm-springs-1234766044/ https://www.motionpictures.org/2022/09/dont-worry-darling-cinematographer-matthew-libatique-on-creating-a-sinister-world-beneath-the-surface/
Late Night Talking!
09-08-2022
Late Night Talking!
In episode 28 hosts Key (he/they) and Gray (he/him) gleefully dive into the long awaited Late Night Talking song and music video!  They begin by touching on smaller pieces of news (4:20), including Pleasing’s Hot Holiday collection, and Gucci HA HA HA, and the success of As it Was. Then they move on to discussing the song and music video.  After giving their first impressions on the video (16:52) Key and Gray begin a brief lyrical analysis of Late Night Talking (25:02). They then move on to a conversation about the music video, starting with a recap of everything that happens in it and a brief overview of its themes (1:00:43). Then, they talk about Bradley and Pablo as a directing team (1:15:06) as well as Vic Letaigne’s stills and 16mm camera footage (1:18:03). Following this, they briefly discuss the fun Tracy Emin reference (1:21:55) as well as the bespoke costuming (1:25:20). They round out the discussion with some speculation about what the new single might mean for the Harry’s House era (1:27:20) and end the show with a chat about some non-Harry things that have brought them joy over the week (1:35:15).  Email us at weblameharrystyles@gmail.com  Follow us on twitter @harrystylespod  Follow us on tumblr harrystylespod.tumblr.com  __ Sources:  Capturing queerness and identity, Vic Lentaigne’s portfolio abounds in intimate portraiture Vic Lentaigne, the Wasted Hour 18 Thoughts I Had About Harry Styles’s New Music Video for ‘Late Night Talking’  My Bed, by Tracey Emin Your Shot: Harry Styles’ Watermelon Sugar High Is Everything Everyone Wants Right Now
Better Homes and Gardens, Coachella, and More!
02-05-2022
Better Homes and Gardens, Coachella, and More!
In episode 26, hosts Key (he/they) and Gray (he/him) cover the various Harry Styles happenings from April! They begin by discussing smaller pieces of news, including new tour and festival dates in Australia, NZ, and the UK; Harry’s chart positions; the DWD trailer at Cinemacon; and the leaked studio version of Medicine (3:08).  Then, they move into the discussion of the newly-released (and extremely yellow) Harry’s House tracklist (12:50). Key and Gray in their excitement have claimed a few! Following this, Key and Gray discuss Harry’s new profile in Better Homes and Gardens magazine! They first discuss the photos by our old friend Tim Walker (22:20) before moving into a conversation about the content of the interview, written by Lou Stoppard (27:05). (P.S. - there’s a little bit of discourse ahead regarding the internet’s reaction to the profile which you can avoid by skipping to 56:38).   Next, they cover Coachella night one (58:57) and night two (1:19:09). Listen to hear Key flex that he’s known the meanings of the rabbits all along. Finally, they round out the discussion with some non-Harry things that have brought them joy over the past week, including Shania Twain’s “Come on Over” and the film Everything Everywhere All at Once (1:32:57).   Email us at weblameharrystyles@gmail.com  Follow us on twitter @harrystylespod  Follow us on tumblr harrystylespod.tumblr.com    Sources  https://www.bhg.com/better-homes-and-garden-magazine/harry-styles/  https://www.popsugar.com/fashion/harry-styles-gucci-jumpsuit-coachella-48794593   https://www.nme.com/reviews/live/harry-styles-live-coachella-2022-review-3205958
AS IT WAS
12-04-2022
AS IT WAS
In episode 25 hosts Key (he/they) and Gray (he/him) gleefully dive into the long awaited As it Was song and music video!   After giving their first impressions on the video and song (4:37) Key and Gray begin an in-depth lyrical analysis of As it Was. (14:30) Is it about romance? The pandemic? Fame? You decide! Gray and Key wrap up the discussion of the song itself by analyzing its production, instrumentation, and genre (48:45). Listen to hear their glee over the fact that Harry’s learned to play the tubular bells, because of course he has.  They then move on to a conversation about the music video, starting with a recap of everything that happens in it (59:50) and a brief overview of its directing team. Then, they talk about the music video’s location and set, feat. appearances by the Barbican Center, the South London Gallery, and the Berthold Lubetkin Penguin Pool (1:05:35). Following this, they focus on Arturo Obegero’s bespoke red and blue jumpsuits (1:18:58) and Yoann Bourgeois’ choreography (1:29:16). Can either Key or Gray manage to pronounce “Celui Qui Tombe” correctly?  Let's just say neither of them are fluent in French! They round out the discussion with some speculation about what the new single might mean for the Harry’s House era and end the show with a chat about some non-Harry things that have brought them joy over the week (1:36:12).   Source  As it Was source document: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1lDWpjJXlBjdQvexqfKG_eEaPUudbnU8vv-0XJKPVohw/edit?usp=sharing
You are Home & Harry’s House announcement!!
29-03-2022
You are Home & Harry’s House announcement!!
In episode 24 hosts Key (he/they) and Gray (he/him) dive into analysis of the first half of the You are Home campaign, including the reveal of the cover of his third album: Harry’s House (out May 20)! After briefly touching on the news, including mentions of a new music video, the release of Shroom Bloom, his feature at the V&A, and the My Policeman leak (5:58), they get into a discussion about the You Are Home campaign and album announcement (11:55). Key and Gray first give an overview of the timeline of the You are Home campaign, including discussions of the art created by the wonderful Maggie Cowles. Who at We Blame Harry Styles believed the campaign was legit first? Hint: it’s exactly the clown you’d expect. They then move on to a conversation about the objects behind the doors (and their accompanying tweets), including a truly brave admission by Gray about his lack of readiness to sexualize grapes. Following this, they focus on Harry’s Wednesday release - the Harry’s House announcement! (38:50) Listen to hear them discuss the cover in the context of 70s singer-songwriter aesthetics, including references to Fleetwood Mac and Documentary Now’s “Original Cast Album: Co-Op!” They round out the discussion with a conversation about the Harry’s House trailer (57:16), feat. a potential hidden tune when the clip is played backwards! Finally they end the show with a chat about some non-Harry things that have brought them joy over the week (1:02:35) Sources: You are Home Discord theories document: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1y7dM0EpIbYWP4htx7LVMO66jyqUGxYS4MgC3YTHQZwY/edit?usp=sharing Even more exhaustive You are Home Discord theories document: https://docs.google.com/document/d/10YL_zPplmtaRm0bRuu3wnmMW-pYnAyHYi7Y_Vs89HCQ/edit?usp=sharing Maggie Cowles article: https://www.itsnicethat.com/articles/maggie-cowles-illustration-170821 Architectural Digest sh*tposting: https://www.architecturaldigest.com/story/harry-styles-harrys-house-album-cover-design 70s aesthetics thread: https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1506749490727989254.html Hanna Moon for Vogue: https://www.vogue.com/article/before-bed-fashion-photographer-hanna-moon Hanna Moon & Joyce Ng: Lost in Translation (review): https://www.frieze.com/article/breaking-free-artifice-fashion-shoot Molly Goddard for Vogue: https://www.vogue.co.uk/fashion/article/molly-goddard-ss22-film-interview Patience Harding instagram: https://www.instagram.com/patienceharding/ Backwards trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrrstNeZHtA&ab_channel=CocoBeans
Dazed Magazine (& Eternals/Pleasing!)
02-12-2021
Dazed Magazine (& Eternals/Pleasing!)
In episode 21, hosts Key (he/they) and Gray (he/him) dive into Harry’s new interview and photoshoot with Dazed Magazine. After briefly touching on Harry’s introduction into the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Thanos’ sexy brother Eros (7:04), the drop of his new lifestyle brand, Pleasing (12:10), and a return to the tradition of clowning about HS3 (23:30), they get into a discussion about the Dazed interview and shoot. Key and Gray first take a look at the Dazed interview conducted by Lynette Nylander (26:02), focusing in particular on Harry sharing some new information that leads into a discussion about Vogue week and public shaming. They then move on to a conversation about the photoshoot, styled by Ib Kamara and photographed by Rafael Pavarotti (52:41). After discussing the creative sensibilities of Kamara and Pavarotti as well as the history of their collaboration, they move into an analysis of the photographs themselves. Listen to hear Key and Gray’s opinions on the iconic JP Gaultier photograph that the internet turned viral for all the wrong reasons, as well as a breakdown of all their fave looks from the shoot (1:14:33). Finally they end the show with a chat about some non-Harry things that have brought them joy over the week (1:24:15). Sources: Kaz Firpo on Eros: https://thedirect.com/article/marvel-eternals-harry-styles-starfox-screentime-exclusive Pleasing website: https://pleasing.com/ Harry getting his nails painted: https://twitter.com/hsdaily/status/1461381541481914370?s=20 https://twitter.com/hsdaily/status/1460656083836493837?s=20 Hits Daily Double: https://hitsdailydouble.com/news&id=329308&title+A-FINE-NIGHT-WITH-HARRY-STYLES Dazed article: https://www.dazeddigital.com/music/article/54765/1/harry-styles-pleasing-brand-cover-2021-interview Ib Kamara for the New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/15/fashion/how-ibrahim-kamara-found-his-place-in-fashion.html Raphael Pavarotti for Something Curated: https://somethingcurated.com/2020/07/17/interview-photographer-rafael-pavarotti-on-growing-up-in-the-amazon-building-a-legacy/ Shahmir Sanni’s twitter thread on the Dazed shoot and Kamara and Pavarotti: https://twitter.com/shahmiruk/status/1460369157791354883?s=20 Email us at weblameharrystyles@gmail.com Follow us on twitter @harrystylespod Follow us on tumblr harrystylespod.tumblr.com
MEDICINE
29-06-2021
MEDICINE
In episode 15, hosts Key (he/they) and Gray (he/him) celebrate pride by analyzing Harry’s unreleased song, Medicine! They briefly touch on the postponed Don’t Worry Darling release (1:20), the My Policeman Venice shoot and wrap (4:40), and participate in WILD speculation about Harry’s possible upcoming makeup/perfume line, Pleased As. . . (8:40) before getting into a discussion of Medicine (12:30) After discussing the timeline of Medicine’s release, they discuss their own histories with the song (17:50) as well as their general opinions on Medicine’s sound (21:30). They then move into an in-depth lyrical reading and analysis, featuring Gray and Key’s awkward attempts to make the podcast less explicit than the song itself (23:58). This leads into a discussion about Medicine, queer sexuality, and sex positivity (53:30). To round out the conversation, they discuss what Harry himself has to say about the song (1:13:37) as well as notable performances, including the question - what, exactly, was in the water when Harry performed it in St. Paul?(1:23:39) After exploring what the future and legacy of Medicine might be, Key and Gray close out the show by chatting about some non-Harry things that have brought them joy over the past week (1:34:31). Sources: Entertainment Weekly on Medicine: https://ew.com/music/2018/03/14/harry-styles-medicine/ Genius: https://genius.com/Harry-styles-medicine-lyrics Medicine in St. Paul: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWGq_hp0XSI Every "And I'm Okay With It" from Medicine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QgFDzs7Z3R0 Email us at weblameharrystyles@gmail.com Follow us on twitter @harrystylespod Follow us on tumblr harrystylespod.tumblr.com
Harry at the Brits, My Policeman set pics, and Top 5 Hélène Pambrun photos of Harry!
06-06-2021
Harry at the Brits, My Policeman set pics, and Top 5 Hélène Pambrun photos of Harry!
In episode 14, hosts Key (he/they) and Gray (he/him) cover the various Harry Styles-related news stories from the past month, as well as breaking down their top 5 photos Hélène Pambrun has taken of Harry (inspired by her recent interview on the podcast “Straight Up”) They begin by diving into Harry’s surprise appearance at the Brit Awards (6:55), which of course wouldn’t be complete without some HS3-related clowning. After briefly touching on the 4 year anniversary of HS1, they then get into the deluge of My Policeman set photos that have dropped since the last episode (19:54). Tiny shorts, Harry freezing on the beach, his tattoos peaking out- it’s all here! Finally, after some rampant speculation about the Don’t Worry Darling trailer (28:07), they discuss Harry’s frequent collaborator photographer Hélène Pambrun’s interview on the podcast “Straight Up” (33:08). This leads them into a breakdown of their top 5 photos she has taken of Harry. If your fave photos weren’t included, you can shame Key and Gray @harrystylespod! They close out the show by chatting about some non-Harry things that have brought them joy over the week (55:02). Email us at weblameharrystyles@gmail.com Follow us on twitter @harrystylespod Follow us on tumblr harrystylespod.tumblr.com Sources: The photos discussed: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BFys3h6ZmDJyHKvnPPxIuIxy6DA8HLoC7qwnoAMx8IY/edit Hélène's interview transcript: https://carl-and-pearl.tumblr.com/post/652297985457340416/h%C3%A9l%C3%A8ne-pambrun-for-straight-up-full-interview
LIGHTS UP MUSIC VIDEO (+ song analysis). OUT NOW.
18-04-2021
LIGHTS UP MUSIC VIDEO (+ song analysis). OUT NOW.
In episode 12, hosts Key (he/they) and Gray (he/him) try and get to the bottom of why Lights Up means so much to them through an analysis of the music video and song- something they’ve both been wanting to do since the podcast began. After explaining why analyzing Lights Up is so important to them in the first place, they start by going over the memorable timeline of release (6:00). They then recap the video in a few different ways- by reviewing some of the ways various publications covered the music video (13:18) and by going through the video scene by scene with Key (18:51). After describing their first experiences with the music video they then get into more details in terms of aesthetics (33:14), with particular attention paid to lighting and costuming. Then, after Gray performs a dramatic reading of the Lights Up lyrics (54:57), they finally get into an in-depth discussion of the theme (59:26). Is this discussion the most galaxy brain moment of the podcast so far? You decide! Tune in for emotional babbling, some comments from Key that either make no sense at all or might be kinda insightful, and Gray somehow working in the phrase: “what’s good Cosmopolitan?” They end the show by breaking down what Harry himself has said about the song/video (1:41:34), wrapping up with closing thoughts (1:50:36), and briefly chatting about some non-Harry things that have brought them joy over the week (1:53:46). Email us at weblameharrystyles@gmail.com Follow us on twitter @harrystylespod Follow us on tumblr harrystylespod.tumblr.com Links: https://www.teenvogue.com/story/harry-styles-cryptic-tweet-internet-theories https://www.teenvogue.com/story/harry-styles-website-second-album https://www.papermag.com/harry-styles-lights-up-video-2640929048.html https://www.eonline.com/news/1081986/harry-styles-is-oiled-up-and-shirtless-in-new-lights-up-music-video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2qczQqehtA&t=554s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VdFraZo8rM https://www.gq-magazine.co.uk/fashion/article/harry-styles-lights-up-harris-reed https://celebmix.com/harry-styles-talks-lights-up-and-cryptic-tweets-on-hits-radio/
The 63rd Annual Grammy Awards
20-03-2021
The 63rd Annual Grammy Awards
In episode 11, hosts Key (he/they) and Gray (he/him) break down all things Harry at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards!! After giving a rundown on their Grammys night experiences and a brief discussion on the show overall (8:36), they dive into Harry’s opening performance (12:22), from the band to the song to the all important fit/ the boa of it all (18:53). Next they get into the moment of the night: Harry winning a freakin Grammy!!! (30:16) They talk outfit #2 (35:08) and outfit #3 (40:40) before bringing high school debate club energy to the idea that any of these looks may hint at the aesthetic direction of Harry’s next musical era (43:15). Finally they end the show with a bizarre internet comment regarding the iconic banana dick necklace (53:51), a brief payneful digression, and a chat about some non-Harry things that have brought them joy over the week (1:01:48).  Email us at weblameharrystyles@gmail.com  Follow us on twitter @harrystylespod  Follow us on tumblr harrystylespod.tumblr.com Sources: Grammys Photos: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1dx8A2PC3nWCLqV7KBC38fBB7jwJBwPyxEgFNcpyuMgo/edit?usp=sharing https://twitter.com/Grindr/status/1371254822117212163 https://www.thrillist.com/entertainment/nation/grammy-awards-2021-recap-moments https://pitchfork.com/news/watch-harry-styles-and-blood-orange-perform-watermelon-sugar-to-kick-off- https://kingstylesdaily.tumblr.com/post/645746041849856002/mollyjanex-last-nights-grammys-was-so-sweet-on https://evermoores.tumblr.com/post/645714343137296384/harry-styles-portrait-studios-2021-grammy https://www.vogue.com/slideshow/harry-styles-grammys-2021-gucci-behind-the-scenes-interview?utm_source=twitter&mbid=social_twitter_vr&utm_medium=social&utm_brand=vogue&utm_social-type=owned&utm_campaign=runway https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-features/2021-best-grammy-awards-ever-1139720/
Harry's Birthday, Don't Worry Darling Wrap, My Policeman Casting & more!
01-03-2021
Harry's Birthday, Don't Worry Darling Wrap, My Policeman Casting & more!
In episode 9, hosts Key (he/they) and Gray (he/him) cover the various Harry Styles-related news stories from the past month! They begin by getting a little sappy about the international holiday that is Harry’s Birthday (5:12), followed by a breakdown of the various My Policeman updates that have occurred (10:42), including the exciting casting of (newly Golden-Globe-winner) Emma Corrin as Marion! They then get into a discussion of actorry and the decisions Harry has made in his acting career so far, including the ways in which Dunkirk,  Don’t Worry Darling, and My Policeman work together as the first three entries in his filmography. That discussion leads them into a breakdown of this month’s Don’t Worry Darling news (37:20), which has now officially wrapped. They get into some of the set photos and costumes that were revealed, some of the cast’s social media posts, and they clown about what this movie will actually be about! Finally Key and Gray briefly discuss both the Beauty Papers restock fiasco (52:56) and some potential Grammys news (58:22) before exasperatedly ranting about twitter behavior in “Must Get Rid of Toxic in Community” (1:03:22), closing out the show by chatting about some non-Harry things that have brought them joy over the week (1:06:48). Email us at weblameharrystyles@gmail.com Follow us on twitter @harrystylespod Follow us on tumblr harrystylespod.tumblr.com Sources: Photos from this episode: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1hoDk4gY3Fx4PUHhgwgY23-aUIJC_FUBjbs9K89vqdYA/edit?usp=sharing Beauty Papers announcement: https://twitter.com/beautypapersmag/status/1360989780729880580 Grammys: https://variety.com/2021/music/news/grammy-awards-details-no-audience-1234897775/